A fresh graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Echechofu Ali Paul was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Odugbeho community, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.
He was among the over 40 persons killed in the community following a coordinated attack carried out by suspected herders on Sunday, June 6.
It was gathered that the Business Administration Business graduate recently returned home after completing his final year project and was waiting for NYSC mobilisation.
Meanwhile, friends, former classmates and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn the former Secretary of the National Association of Agatu Students (NAAS)
NAAS in a statement issued on Tuesday, June 8, described Echecholu as dedicated, humble and committed to the association.
“The Entire NAAS Federal university of Agriculture Makurdi want to bring to the Notice of the Public And NAAS National of the Demise of her Students during am attack at odugbehu Community on Friday which led to the death of Comrade ALI Echechofu, the Ex-Secretary of the Association.
In this same vein am using this medium to call on all the Agatu Student’s to be vigilant and avoid any unnecessary traveling during this period because of the insecurities within the area and also urge us to pray for peace and progress of our dear home.